Customer reviews for Columbia Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort

Columbia Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort

A classic board short in beach-worthy prints and bold colors. UPF 50 protection shields your skin from the sun during long hours in the water, while a water-shedding fabric dries ultra-quick to keep you comfortable all day long.
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4.286 / 5
4.3
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7 out of 7(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
Review 1 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A little short

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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SusanB23
Location: Annapolis, MD
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
A little short for board shorts, but comfortable and functional
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Big and comfy

PostedMay 23, 2013
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Sandmonster
Location: St. Louis
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these in purple as hang around boardshorts. They're a little too short to be call boardshorts but still long enough that I feel comfortable. I found the mediums to be huge though! It's nice and comfy but not really cute. I usually find the Columbia mediums to be a tiny bit large but that's how I prefer them, these are kinda excessive.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
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4 / 5
4 / 5

great style but loose waist

PostedApril 14, 2013
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Anonymous
Location: Panama
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I love the cut and low-rider waist band of these shorts BUT the waist is very loose and what looked like a draw string in the product photos is purely decorative. This means these shorts will be relegated to poolside since they'd surely come off if I tried to kayak or white water raft in them. Pity.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
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5 / 5
5 / 5

finally! Love the waist band.

PostedFebruary 24, 2013
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Micheleworksoutside
Location: Oregon
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Ok, Columbia - you got these right. Short enough to be sexy, but the fit is functional. I DO NOT feel like a tom-boy in these. They do fit a bit large, I am between sizes and can wear a medium or a small depending on the cut. I noticed in the other reviews that shorts run big, so I bought small. PERFECT. I don't really plan on swimming in these - just outside and in the gym...and during professional house lounging of course. If I did swim in them, I would have a problem coming out of the water because they cannot be tied tight. On the other hand, they won't dig into a 'non-perfect' waist like most of Columbia's pants do. I won't buy Columbia pants because of their weird waist band fit, but these are elastic and are more forgiving. (I have had twins, so I have a tiny bit of extra skin in the tummy area.)
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

LOVE THEM!!

PostedApril 30, 2012
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Alli113
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I love these shorts! I got three pair in the pink and purple, the pink, and the black. I am normally a size 8 and got the medium. They fit well until I get in the water and there isn't a draw string to they get pulled off as you get out. I would recommecd a size small. They will fit snug at first but the water breaks them in. Thay take five minutes to dry and are the perfect length for swim shorts! I definitely recommend some to everyone!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product

PostedApril 24, 2012
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kndolphin
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I really like this item
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's Viva Bonita™ Boardshort
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Disappointed no drawstring

PostedMarch 18, 2012
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cnmsue
Location: Arizona
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great quality and fabric.I bought a medium to wear over a swimsuit while diving. I usually wear a small. There is a decorative faux drawstring but I really need to tighten them up and can't. Otherwise a nice product.
I would recommend this product.
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